The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 1, Episode 1

Population: Zero (18 Jan. 1974)

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The entire population of the small town of Norris has been knocked out by an unknown sonic device. Against Oscar Goldman's orders, Steve Austin insists on investigating because he knew a ... See full summary »

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Don Porter ...
Dr. Stanley Bacon
Penny Fuller ...
Dr. Chris Forbes
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Police Officer Paul Cord
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Joe Taylor
Walter Brooke ...
General Harland Tate
Morgan Jones ...
Major Phillips
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John Elerick ...
Corporal Ed Presby
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Harry Johnson
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The entire population of the small town of Norris has been knocked out by an unknown sonic device. Against Oscar Goldman's orders, Steve Austin insists on investigating because he knew a lot of the town's 23 inhabitants during his high school years. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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Footage of the "dead" town is taken from The Andromeda Strain (1971). See more »

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The teletype machine whirs for a good while and visibly prints at least three substantial lines, but when Steve tears off the message and shows it, there is just a single short line of text and the sender's name under it. See more »

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Dr. Chris Forbes: Want some company?
Col. Steve Austin: Ok, eh, if you don't ask a lot of questions.
Dr. Chris Forbes: No, I don't have any questions. I figured you out all by myself.
Col. Steve Austin: Oh, and that's the end of your curiosity?
Dr. Chris Forbes: My medical curiosity...
Col. Steve Austin: You know, I just ran that through my computer.
Dr. Chris Forbes: And?
Col. Steve Austin: I like the read-out.
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Featured in The Six Million Dollar Man: The Secret of Bigfoot (1976) See more »

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still no bionic score or slo-mo but it works even without
25 April 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

After seen the first 3 flicks about the SMDM this was the first entry into the series which ran for 5 years. And it still fits perfectly after seen the flicks.

Steve Austin (Lee Majors) is still some kind of macho who picks up easily girls in a way James Bond did and uses funny one-liners. His bionic powers are used throughout this episode but still no use of the slow motion when he's using his powers or even the use of his bionic eye. There's one helicopter scene were they want to know the number of the heli but Steve didn't use his powers. Still, it's worth watching and it moves slowly but without boring parts. Maybe sometimes it is a bit cheesy but overall it still works. i was surprised by the fact that the bionic score wasn't used and one scene could have used that when Steve is throwing some kind of stake towards shuttles.

SMDM survived the time, it's out there and easy to find which I recommend.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 1/5


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